Continuing the S-Curve tradition, the Upper Wall has mostly sport routes in the 5.10 - 5.11 range. This wall is smaller and more broken than the lower wall. A few routes require a walk-off to the west, but most can be lowered with a single rope.
From the digital sign at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, drive 4.25 miles up canyon until the very obvious S-Curve in the road. There is a small parking lot and also room to park along the side of the road. Follow the Mill B North Fork trail on the north side of the road to the third switchback as for the Lower Wall. Branch off to the east and follow the length of the Lower Wall to the east. Find a trail that rounds the east end of the Lower Wall and head up a gully to the north to read the Upper Wall.
Weather station 3.5 miles from here
16 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for S-Curve - Upper Wall:
Skyscraper 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 170'
Glenlivet 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Urban Sprawl 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
PG13 Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Get a Life 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Get a Grip 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Megalopolis 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
High Dive 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 40'
Featured Route For S-Curve - Upper Wall
Glenlivet 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a UT
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On the slabby face 25 or so feet left of Skyscraper is a line of 8 bolts with (fading) painted hangers. The first 5 are widely spaced, but there is good protection to be had in incipient cracks and horizontals. The crux section is short and well protected, around the 4th bolt if I remember right. The route veers close to Skyscraper mid-way, but it's a good line -- about as good as they get on the Upper S Curve. ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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